Here we give you information and options for how to deal with a range of treatments that are relevant to mental health, so you’re informed and make the best decisions. This article includes information on how payments work when it comes to residential care, with an overview of the rules local Trusts follow when charging for residential accommodation. It explains how much you will need to pay when you are unwell and require support in the form of residential care accommodation, plus how you can gain financial assistance.
If you need residential care, your local authority may ask you to pay towards the cost, as they have to charge you for residential care services if you can afford to pay.
People receiving care under a Compulsory Treatment Order under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 or under a Compulsion Order through the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 2003 may be exempt from charges.
If you are not happy about how much the local authority are charging, you can ask for a review or make a complaint.